Coast Guard repatriates 15 migrants to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 15 migrants to Cuba
Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton repatriate 15 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Dec. 9, 2017.  (Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton repatriated 15 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Saturday. An HC-144 CASA aircrew from Air Station Miami observed a migrant rustic Wednesday while on patrol approximately 65...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Long Key

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Long Key
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater Monday in the vicinity of Schooner Bank, near Long Key, Florida.  Missing is Greg Thomson, 75, who was last seen around Schooner Bank on a 19-foot skiff. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders were notified at approximately 8:40 p.m. Sunday that Thomson was missing. The...

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire in Tarpon Basin near Key Largo

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire in Tarpon Basin near Key Largo
 U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Islamorada MIAMI — The Coast Guard, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded to a vessel fire Thursday in Tarpon Basin in Key Largo. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West Command Center received a call from Coast Guard Station Islamorada at approximately 6 a.m. stating they received a...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Celebrity Reflection near Key West

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Celebrity Reflection near Key West
Coast Guard Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced an 80-year-old man Tuesday from the cruise ship, Celebrity Reflection, approximately 50 miles south of Key West, Florida. Coast Guard Sector Key West Command Center watchstanders received a request from the cruise ship crew for medevac assistance at approximately 4:14 a.m. The patient was reportedly...

Coast Guard medevacs possible heart attack victim from Money Key

Coast Guard medevacs possible heart attack victim from Money Key
Coast Guard  file photo. MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 75-year-old man Saturday from Money Key, Florida. Coast Guard Sector Key West Commander Center watchstanders received a call from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department at approximately 10:20 p.m. stating the man was experiencing heart attack-like symptoms while camping in the area. Coast Guard Station Marathon launched a 33-foot...

Coast Guard medevacs man near Flemming Key, Florida

Coast Guard medevacs man near Flemming Key, Florida
Coast Guard Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 67-year-old man Friday from a 40-foot pleasure craft near Flemming Key, Florida. Coast Guard Sector Key West Command Center watchstanders received a report via cell phone of the passenger having symptoms of a heart attack at approximately noon. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information...

Coast Guard rescues 6 people, 1 dog from waters near Key West

Coast Guard rescues 6 people, 1 dog from waters near Key West
Coast Guard Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued six people and one dog from the water near Key West after their vessel capsized Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Key West Command Center received a mayday call from a vessel in the vicinity of Key West reporting they were taking on water at approximately 4 a.m. The...

Coast Guard medevacs passenger from Carnival cruise ship Sensation off Key West Sea Buoy

Coast Guard medevacs passenger from Carnival cruise ship Sensation off Key West Sea Buoy
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 66-year-old woman from the Carnival cruise ship, Sensation, Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West Command Center received a request from the cruise ship stating one of their passengers was reportedly suffering from a respiratory issue and needed further medical care. The watchstanders directed...

Coast Guard Sector Key West personnel begin returning to Key West

Coast Guard Sector Key West personnel begin returning to Key West
ORLANDO, Fla. – Coast Guard personnel assigned to Coast Guard Sector Key West will begin returning to the Florida Keys, Monday, after a temporary relocation to Orlando due to Hurricane Irma. Only essential personnel will be returning to Key West at this time since infrastructure is still not steadily in place with electrical power, water, telecommunications and other necessary resources being in...